Sunday, January 31, 2010

Logion 64: Avoidance


Yeshua says...

A man was throwing a dinner party and when everything was prepared, he sent his servant out to call the guests.

The servant went to the first and said, "My master invites you." But he replied, "I have set aside some funds for merchants who are coming this evening, and I will be placing orders. I beg to be excused from dinner."

So he went to the second and said, "My master has invited you." But he said, "I have bought a house which requires a day of my time. I am too busy to come."

He went to another and said to him, "My master invites you now." He replied to the servant, "My friend is getting married and I am to prepare the wedding banquet. I simply cannot come. I beg to be excused."

He went to another and said, "My master calls you." In reply he said to the servant, "I have just bought a farm and am about to pay taxes. I cannot come. Please excuse me. I must be off."

The servant returned to his master and said, "The ones you invited to the dinner have all excused themselves." And so the master said to the servant, "Then go to outsiders and strangers on the roads. Find folk there and bring them here to eat."

Those busy buying and selling cannot get into my Father's realm.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Logion 63: Changes


Yeshua says...

There was a rich man
who had expendable wealth.
He said to himself,
"I will take my money
and use it to plant, sow and harvest,
filling my barns with the produce,
then I'll have everything."
These were the thoughts occupying his mind
The night he died.
Listen, if you are paying attention!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Logion 62: Harmony


Yeshua says...

I disclose my mysteries
to those ready for Mystery.
So keep secret from your left hand
what your right hand is doing.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Logion 61: Impermanence


Yeshua says...

Two will be resting on a bed.
One will die, the other will live.

Salome said,
"Then how is it, Sir,
that you, coming from the one Source,
have rested on my couch and eaten at my table?"

Yeshua said to her,
"I am he who has appeared to you
out of the Realm of Unity,
having been granted
that which belongs to my Father, its Source."

"I will be your student!" she exclaimed.

"Then I say this to you:
if you become whole you will be full of Light.
If you remain fragmented darkness will fill you."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Logion 60: Breathe


They saw a Samaritan on his way to Judea carrying a lamb.

Yeshua said,
"Notice the Samaritan with the lamb."

His disciples said,
"He must be carrying it in order to kill and eat it."

Yeshua responded,
"As long as it is alive he cannot eat it.
Only after he has killed it and it is dead will it be eaten."

They replied,
"What other way is there?"

Yeshua said,
"You must be careful to find a place for yourselves
in the realm of eternal rest,
lest you too be killed and eaten."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Logion 59: Inspiration


Yeshua says...

Give attention to the Living Presence
while you are alive
so that when you die
and have the desire to do so,
you may have the power to attend.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Logion 58: Gratitude


Yeshua says...

Blessed are the troubled.
They have seized hold of life.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Logion 57: Judgment


Yeshua says...

God's realm is like this:
A farmer planted good seed in his field,
but at night enemies came and sowed it with weeds.
When he found out
he did not allow them to be pulled up
saying, "No, you might uproot the grain
along with the weeds.
Wait till harvest.
It will be perfectly apparent then
which ones are the weeds,
and you may pull them out easily and burn them."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Logion 56: Worthy


Yeshua says...

Those who make knowledge of the cosmos their specialty
have made friends with a corpse.
The cosmos is not worthy
of those who know it to be so.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Logion 55: Escape


Yeshua says...

Whoever does not refuse father and mother
cannot become my student.
Whoever does not reject brother and sister,
accepting the cross as I do,
is not ready for me.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Logion 54: Poverty


Yeshua says...

You poor are blessed,
for the realm of heaven is already yours.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Logion 53:Clarity


His students asked,
"Is circumcision of any help to us?"

Yeshua replied,
"If it were, your fathers would have been born
fully circumcised from their mother's womb.
The only circumcision that will benefit you at all
is spiritual."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Logion 52: Now


His students said,
"Each of Israel's twenty-four prophets
spoke about you."

Yeshua said,
"You ignore the one living in your presence
and talk only about the dead."

Monday, January 18, 2010

Logion 51: Discover


His students asked him,
"When does 'rest' for the dead begin,
and when will the new cosmos arrive?

Yeshua replied,
"What you are looking for is already here.
You simply have not recognized it."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Logion 50: Enlightened



Yeshua says...
Suppose you are asked,
"Where have you come from?"
say, "We have come from the Light at its source,
from the place where it came forth
and was manifest as Image and Icon.

If you are asked, "Are you that Light?"
say, "We are its children,
and chosen by the Source, the Living Father."

If you are questioned,
"But what is the sign of the Source within you?"
say, "It is movement and it is rest."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Logion 49: Incarnation


Yeshua says...

Blessed are those chosen and unified.
The Realm of the Kingdom is theirs.
For out of her you have come,
and back to her you are returning.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Logion 48: Duality


Yeshua says...

Should two make peace in one house,
they could speak the word,
"Move!" to a mountain,
and it would obey them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Logion 47: Which?


Yeshua says...

No one can mount two horses,
or draw two bows, at once,
and you cannot serve two masters
at the same time.
If you honor one, the other will be offended.

No one drinks a vintage wine
and immediately wants to taste wine freshly bottled.
New wine is not put into old containers
lest it be ruined,
nor is aged wine put into new barrels lest it spoil.

Also, old cloth is not sewn onto new garments
because it only makes the tear worse.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Logion 46: Innocence


Yeshua says,

Among those born on Earth,
beginning from Adam to John the Baptist,
no-one has reached a higher state than John -
and you should bow in honor before him.

Yet I tell you this:
whoever of you becomes a little child
will not only know the kingdom,
but will be raised to a state higher than John's.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Logion 45: Weeding (Expanded)

When I posted yesterday's logion I left out a section (again!). So I will leave this here another day so you may get the full impact of Yeshua's words... And now my poem makes more sense, too! So it's all good...

Yeshua says...

Grapes are not harvested from thorns,
nor are figs gathered from thistles.
Thorns and thistles do not produce fruit.

Good people bring goodness
out of a storehouse of inner treasure,
and evil ones bring wickedness
out of the repository of evil collected in the heart.
It is from there that they speak.
For from the heart's overflow evil enters the world.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Logion 44: Choices


Yeshua says...

You may speak against the Father
and it will be forgotten.
You may speak against the son
and it will be dropped.
But if you speak opposing the sacred Spirit,
that is irrevocable
both in heaven and on earth.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Logion 43: Inseparable



His students said to him,
"Who are you to be saying such things to us?"

Yeshua replied,

"Do you not realize who I am
from everything I have said to you?
Have you come to be like the Judeans
who either accept the tree, but reject its fruit,
or welcome the fruit and despise the tree?"

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Logion 42: Reality


Yeshua says...

Come into being as you pass away.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Logion 41: Empty


Yeshua says...

To the one who has something in hand,
more will be given.
To the one whose hands hold nothing,
even that "nothing" will be taken away.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Logion 40: Grounded


Yeshua says...

A grapevine was planted
away from its Source
where it remains unprotected.
It will be torn out by its roots and destroyed.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Logion 39: Key


Yeshua says...

Your scholars and religious leaders
have taken the keys of knowledge
and locked them away.
They have not used them to enter in,
nor have they allowed those desiring it to do so.
You, therefore, must be as subtle as serpents
and as guileless as doves.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Logion 38: Lost


Yeshua says...

On many occasions
you have longed to hear such words
as the ones that I am speaking to you,
but you had no one to go to.
The day will come again
when you will seek for me,
but will not be able to find me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Logion 37: Mask


His students asked him,
"When will you manifest yourself to us?
How long will it be
before we see you as you truly are?

Yeshua replied,

"On the day you strip yourselves naked
like those little children,
and take your clothes and trample them
on the ground under your feet without shame,
then you will be able
to look upon the son of the Living One
without fear."